NBA Players Reject Owners 50/50 Offer And Put Full Season In Jeopardy!
If it looked like the NBA season was was going to start in mid December? All of that has been squashed with the NBA Players rejecting the owners 50/50 proposed split. Which now leaves the entire NBA season in jeopardy.
According to ESPN.com:
NEW YORK — NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter says the union will not accept the owners’ proposed collective bargaining agreement and will seek to disband the union and act as a trade association.
The union, whose members have been locked out since July 1st, also plans to pursue an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA.
“As of this moment, we’re going to be in the process of converting the NBA Players Association into a trade associaton,” Hunter said.
Hunter said the union has negotiated in good faith over two years and feels that they have given enough, while the NBA was “not willing and prepared to negotiate.”
“The players feel that they are not prepared to accept any ultimatums,” Hunter said.
“Going forward, collective bargaining will not be how this process continues for us,” added union president Derek Fisher. “We’ll let our legal team really lead the charge.”
Well it looks like the current college basketball season will be the only thing basketball fans will have to watch! This new turn of events has many NBA fans in an uproar!
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